Companies under the Alcohol Manufacturers Association have ordered back all their products from their distributors across Malawi.
This follows a high court order which demands that the companies stop production, after the Malawi Bureau of Standards found that most of their liquor products do not meet the recommended standards.
Some traders are however still selling the banned liquor in various market places.
According to a statement from the Association, this is because some of their distributors already had the products in stock, and are still displaying them on the market.
The Association which is made up of 12 entities has since given its distributors 5 days to return all labelled products to their respective manufacturers, in keeping with the Court order.
Representatives of the Association further stress that they intend to cooperate with the Malawi Bureau of Standards in the process.
Some of the companies are Global Beverages Limited, Bwenzi Group Limited, Atinga Limited and Silver Spirits Limited.